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Japanese language self-learner. Fluent in English and to a lesser extent Chinese.


Aug
8
comment Are foreign adjectives always な adjectives?
@Dave I realise this is not specific to loanwords but I was more of trying to catch all adjectives and subject them to a generic principle(loanwords included). Of course it's mostly theory on my part, but the sound symbolism part was read from Seiichi Makino's and Mitchio Tsutsui's grammar dictionary.
Aug
7
answered Are foreign adjectives always な adjectives?
Aug
7
comment その中( に / で / から ) What is the correct choice of particles?
but you can say その中でどれが一番いいですか right?
Aug
7
asked その中( に / で / から ) What is the correct choice of particles?
Aug
7
asked で used for abstract location?
Aug
6
comment I've seen 達人and 名人used to indicate master or expert. What's the difference?
I take Chinese as additional information to consider. I found comparing meanings to Chinese quite helpful in learning certain vocabulary. But one must be careful not to equate them, since there are sure to be differences as you mentioned.
Aug
6
revised I've seen 達人and 名人used to indicate master or expert. What's the difference?
edited tags
Aug
5
answered Is 見物{みもの} derogatory?
Aug
4
revised What would be the best way to express the term 'master', as in a master of some sport?
edited tags
Aug
4
answered What would be the best way to express the term 'master', as in a master of some sport?
Aug
4
answered I've seen 達人and 名人used to indicate master or expert. What's the difference?
Aug
4
accepted の performing back referral? の used adjectivally?
Aug
4
comment Historical differences between colors that are i-adjectives and those that are simply nouns
@sawa let us continue this discussion in chat
Aug
4
comment Historical differences between colors that are i-adjectives and those that are simply nouns
@sawa What I meant was although JMDict says it's a noun, but other sites like japanese.nciku.com and wwwjdic has a no-adj classification. One of the words I checked was "期限切れ".
Aug
4
comment Historical differences between colors that are i-adjectives and those that are simply nouns
@sawa So JMDict's classification of "Nouns which may take the genitive case particle の" although accurate(it's not described as an adjective) it's redundant? (Since all nouns I know so far can take の)
Aug
4
comment Historical differences between colors that are i-adjectives and those that are simply nouns
Some dictionaries have a classification for "adj-no" though.
Aug
3
awarded  Quorum
Aug
2
accepted “Unsolvable problem”
Aug
2
comment の performing back referral? の used adjectivally?
"Any noun can modify another noun once no is appended" This is why I don't understand the dictionary's distinction between nouns and no-adjectives.
Aug
2
revised Combining に/で particles with 等【など】(or other “etc.” stand-ins)
Replaced ホーク with フォーク (Spelling error)